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A person’s twenties are often focused on finding one’s place in society, getting established at one’s work, and perhaps marriage. What often gets missed at this stage in life? Thinking about how what one eats will affect your health from here on out.
If you have turned 30 and you are concerned about where your eating habits are taking you, it is not too late to start eating better. Here is a list of health foods that can protect your future self from sickness and premature aging-related problems.
- CBD oil.
CBD oil, from the cannabis plant, is being studied for its anti-cancer possibilities. Scientists have found that in experiments with rodents, CBD oil was found to decrease the growth of tumorous cells. As a result of this and other astonishing research, CBD oil dispensaries in Portland and across the US are experiencing high demand.
Protect yourself from cancerous growths by looking into the many benefits that CBD oil provides. Aside from anti-cancer properties, benefits include CBD oil as a pain reliever and for anti inflammatory purposes. It has also been shown to reduce anxiety, relieve nausea, and is being heralded as an effective treatment for seizures.
- Foods rich in iron.
Women more than men often experience an iron deficiency. Iron is essential for transforming energy from the nutrients you eat. It also plays a role in transmitting messages throughout your nervous system. When your diet is lacking in iron, you may experience cloudy thinking and feelings of being physically exhausted. Iron can be found in beef, soybeans, clams, pumpkin seeds and chicken.
- Olive oil.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart-related disease is the leading cause of death in the US. But a simple switch from vegetable oil or canola oil to olive oil could be key in keeping your heart disease free! In a study reported by Time magazine, people who ate a diet rich with olive oil were found to have lower LDL cholesterol levels than others in the study. Adding olive oil to one’s diet to keep your heart healthy and in tip-top shape is actually deliciously simple. You can use olive oil as a dressing for salad or in place of your regular cooking oil.
- Fatty fish.
In a study done in recent years, mice who were given omega-3 fatty acids showed enhanced hippocampal function versus the control group. What this means in everyday terms is that eating fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids will keep your brain healthy for longer. Omega-3 oils are not only found in fish. Flaxseed oil also has a high concentration of Omega-3, as do chia seeds, walnuts, and walnut oil. For a selection of fish that provide Omega-3 fatty acids, choose mackerel, salmon, or oysters.
Eating foods that keep the brain healthy is important in preventing dementia and age-related memory decline.
- Yogurt, calcium, and vitamin D.
Bone health is an important aspect of oneself that you should begin to take care of in your 30s. Rickets and osteoporosis are the result of bone health neglect. Focus on eating foods rich in calcium and vitamin D to prevent osteoporosis. The US National Institutes of Health recommends that adults in their 30s to their 50s take 1,000 mg of calcium a day. And women over 50 are recommended to take 1200 mg of calcium daily.
Yogurt that is fortified with vitamin D is a good option for getting both calcium and vitamin D.
Other calcium alternatives include milk, cheese, eggs, spinach, and collard greens. Vitamin D can be found in tuna, salmon, and mackerel. As well as egg yolks, cheese, and beef liver.
Make a couple simple diet changes and choose healthier alternatives. Doing so can make all the difference in protecting your future self from premature aging and age-related decline.